30 Mar Many things can be read in a newborn’s gaze
Many things can be read in a newborn’s gaze, such as future visual cognitive abilities
Experienced nannies and doctors have always known how much the visual contact with a newborn can convey. A recent study provides scientific evidence for this everyday understanding. The findings show that a newborn’s ability to fixate relates to the microscopic maturation of brain structures, and it predicts visual cognitive abilities later in childhood.